Pink Tint Found in Tap Water

If you live in Albany and notice a pink-ish tint to your water, the water department says it is not something to be concerned about.

They say the water is safe to drink and to use for cooking and bathing.

The Albany Water Department says the discoloration comes from a pass-through of Sodium Permanganate, which is part of a treatment process.

The process controls taste and odor, and removes color, iron, and manganese.

It normally gets removed during the filtration process, but some was able to pass through the filter during recent maintenance.

Department officials do warn against doing laundry if you notice the discoloration.

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